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Trujillo, Dan (American playwright, free-lance writer, 1971-____), “The Divided Kingdom,” a 45-minute bare-stage comedy-drama in English, the time of the performance,


; • © 2005 by Dan W. Trujillo; • in Dan W. Trujillo’s The Divided Kingdom (New York: The Author, 2005); • script/rights available from Dan Trujillo, 254 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211, U.S.A., e-mail dantrujillo@dantrujillo.com, telephone (home) 212-502-0869. • Cited by Dan Trujillo via ftp July 8, 2005; Trujillo says,

§ Dramatis Personae Griff (m), 25, a man whose world has split in two; Corve (m), 30, Griff’s best friend; Nancy (f), 30, Griff’s wife/ex-wife; Carla (f), 30, a kind of stage manager.

§ Synopsis “Griff's universe has split in two: facts and friends on one side, change on the other. The rift runs right across his bedroom door, which makes things all the more confusing when his wife Nancy decides to leave him . . . but only on the bedroom side of the rift. Griff's attempts to pull his life and love back together lead him down a very dark path.

§ Comment “‘The Divided Kingdom’ occurs on a bare stage. Production only requires the actors, a boom-box, a few props, and a long strip of tape. For more information, including a diologue sample, go to http://www.dantrujillo.com/TDK_main.htm.” • “Dan Trujillo is the resident playwright with Imua! Theatre Company and a member of the Playwrights Gallery in New York City, New York. His unique mixtures of verse, prose, realistic and avant-garde theatre have been performed across the United States. For two years, he was a member of the Ground Floor Theatre Lab in New York. During those years, Ground Floor mounted several of his works, including audience favorite Toy Planet. Imua's production of his play Angry Young Man, starring Anthony Ruivivar of NBC's Third Watch, received critical acclaim. Right on, America!, a sketch comedy show written with Josh A. Cagan, played to sold-out houses for its two month run in New York. Currently he studying for his MFA degree in Dramatic Writing at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.”—Why? http://www.dantrujillo.com/summary2.htm, accessed November 13, 2005.

§ Themes death, funeral, marriage, murder, physics, scifi, wedding.

See also Dan Trujillo's

  • "Nothing To Do Without You," a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a computer game/a hotel restaurant/hell, now, and a thousand years from now, 1m1f
  • "This Is How It Began," a 12-minute comedy/horror/romance in English, set at a wedding reception, evening, 2001, 2m1f
  • "Violating the Eight Spot," a 40-minute satire in English, set in a studio executive's office, Los Angeles, 5:00 a.m., 2005, 1m2f

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